23 coaches pass 2016 AFC C License course in Guam

[October 21, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Guam Football Association officially recognized coaches who earned the AFC "C" Coaching License in a certificate presentation ceremony held Thursday evening at the GFA National Training Center.

Of 25 candidates from the two-week intensive AFC "C" License course in Guam that concluded last month, 23 received a passing grade from AFC instructor Marlon Manos Maro from the Philippines. The "C" License is recognized worldwide and is one of the requirements to coach a youth national team in an AFC or FIFA tournament.

The AFC "C" License course featured classroom and technical sessions, as well as three graded practical sessions and written examinations.

In the photo with GFA General Secretary Tino San Gil and GFA Executive Director Cheri Stewart, are, from left to right in the first row: Chyna Ramirez, Maggie Phillips, Stewart, San Gil, Pauline Gumataotao, and Katie Wendal. In the back row, from left to right, are Matthew Elwell, Chris Shaver, Derrick Cruz, Thomas Pacileo, Dr. Gary Larkin, Shawn Gumataotao, Pution Mendiola, Jose Garcia, Micah Paulino, Pete Toves, and Jeremy Wendal. Not in the photo are coaches Bryan Cadiz, Ross Awa, Ralph Awa, Mae Angelie Ito, Kevin Elwell, Lalaine Pagarao, Michelle Fatovic, and Chima Mbakwem. Ito and Pagarao are coaches with the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association.

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